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Old 01-01-2010, 11:06 PM
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Levang Linear muzzle brake . . . .

Tried one? What did you think?

I'm considering one for my 20" AR varmint gun.
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Ive read that they dont really reduce recoil much but theyre great at reducing noise heard by the shooter. I think I did hear that it is a tad heavy. If your a hunter, dont like to hunt with hearing protection, and you dont mind that little bit of extra weight, it seems like it would be a good idea to have.
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Ive read that they dont really reduce recoil much but theyre great at reducing noise heard by the shooter. I think I did hear that it is a tad heavy. If your a hunter, dont like to hunt with hearing protection, and you dont mind that little bit of extra weight, it seems like it would be a good idea to have.
Yeah, I read that also, I was hoping to hear from an actual user to see just how effective they are at cutting down on noise.
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I read a article on brakes and this one was rated last in reducing recoil.
Article was in USPSA's Front Sight Magazine. Writer did a lot of testing on about 12 and the Levang did nothing. I have one and I am going to replace it with a Micluck.
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[QUOTE=3GunFunShooter;3579637]I read a article on brakes and this one was rated last in reducing recoil.
Article was in USPSA's Front Sight Magazine. Writer did a lot of testing on about 12 and the Levang did nothing. I have one and I am going to replace it with a Micluck.[/QUO

Found that article too. I have the Micluck brake on both of the 16" AR's we use for three gun. And while their effectiveness in reducing recoil and controlling muzzle climb is unquestionable, they are freakin LOUD! Plugs and muffs loud. I popped a a couple of coyotes attacking my dogs a while back (two shots, no hearing protection) and my hearing was jacked for two days. Way worse than shooting a couple mags in a AR with the standard birdcage hider without hearing protection. So the idea was to put the Levang on my 20" varmint gun so if I had to take a shot with no hearing protection it would not make my ears bleed.
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I have had them for way over 10 years. While .223 recoil is not really an issue, it does keep muzzle rise down. Seems to recoil more "straight line". the redirecting of sound is very nice. Understand, this the comp DOES NOT REDUCE SOUND, to do so would be ILLEGAL, it REDIRECTS the noise forward.

perhaps,there is a reduction in the perceived level of sound when standing along side and rearward of the rifle, would be a clearer statement.

We wouldn't want to lose muzzle brakes altogether in this state because of some misconcieved notion that they are tantamount to silencers.

A few misspoken words can cause a chain of events, this forum is closely monitored by those who would take statements made without forethought and run with them for their own political gain.

on a heavy barrel bench/varmit gun they don't look bad at all, personal taste I guess.

I think they look cool. Not too tactical.

That out of the way, I would say try it, and see for yourself. I like them.
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love mine. have one on my ar and one on my su16. they reduce muzzle climb and the sounds heard by the shooter. recoil is so low any way i do not care about reducing it. i have shot of 30 rounds befor i remembered to put on my ears and i had no pain after. im a fan of them.
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Gonna be putting one on a diplomat. Friend of mine has one on his SBR, its great at redirecting the sound, smaller than a KX3 and not as bulky.
There really isn't a need for reduced recoil on a 5.56...
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I have one.. I'm not sure if it really does anything, but it does look clean.
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Gonna be putting one on a diplomat. Friend of mine has one on his SBR, its great at redirecting the sound, smaller than a KX3 and not as bulky.
There really isn't a need for reduced recoil on a 5.56...
Bingo!

Since ARs pretty much have sissy recoil, one might as well throw this baby on if they refuse to wear hearing protection or just in case coyotes try to eat your dogs and you dont have time to put hearing protection on.

Ima get one. I wish they made them for .308.

I know that the Bison Armory guy on the 6.8 forums opened up the "center hole" on a linear comp to work on a 6.8 SPC, I wonder if it can be opened up for a .308 and withstand the pressures.

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Bingo!

Since ARs pretty much have sissy recoil, one might as well throw this baby on if they refuse to wear hearing protection or just in case coyotes try to eat your dogs and you dont have time to put hearing protection on.

Ima get one. I wish they made them for .308.

I know that the Bison Armory guy on the 6.8 forums opened up the "center hole" on a linear comp to work on a 6.8 SPC, I wonder if it can be opened up for a .308 and withstand the pressures.

Any thoughts?
Probly. I had a KX3 opened up for .458...
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have one on my mini14. I feel, it does what it is designed to do. And it looks good too.
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Probly. I had a KX3 opened up for .458...
Thats awesome. Do you think that the Levang will have any trouble with the .308s pressure? I dont want to pull the trigger and get chunks of metal embedded in my skull ha
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If anyone can post a video, I will send you the video to post of a muzzle brake that is the best I've seen.
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love mine. have one on my ar and one on my su16. they reduce muzzle climb and the sounds heard by the shooter. recoil is so low any way i do not care about reducing it. i have shot of 30 rounds befor i remembered to put on my ears and i had no pain after. im a fan of them.
I agree with that.
I use them on 3 of my AR rifles to help with the noise while capping varmints.
They work well to help reduce the noise to the shooter sans ear plugs.
Muzzle brake to control recoil on an AR in 556 is not an issue for me.
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If anyone can post a video, I will send you the video to post of a muzzle brake that is the best I've seen.
www.youtube.com

You need to upload pics from your computer.
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Just keep in mind this is a feature of an AW, no featureless builds. Mag lock only builds

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This steel compensator reduces muzzle blast by directing escaping gasses forward and away from the shooter, while reducing muzzle climb
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Why ? Does it suppress sound for flash ?
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Why ? Does it suppress sound for flash ?
IDK, never used one, but the manufacturer and vendors market it as "reduces muzzle blast by redirecting gasses away from the shooter"

But "......flash suppressor means any device designed, intended, or that functions to reduce or redirect muzzle flash from the shooter’s field of vision,......”

Its a personal choice I guess, just too close for me.
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I actually ended up getting one of these recently for my 16" upper. Not sure if it reduces recoil or even redirects the sound enough that I could notice, but thats because I havent shot with it off. Maybe I will some day but for now its going to stay on anyways. It still does make my ears ring without hearing protection but I dont really care because typically I nail rabbits on the 1st shot anyways. I like it either way.
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Thats awesome. Do you think that the Levang will have any trouble with the .308s pressure? I dont want to pull the trigger and get chunks of metal embedded in my skull ha
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VERY nice Tech. Youd better have a suppressor for that as well

IGorts, where did you get that made? Its very slick. I likes.
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Mike Peak peaktactical@gmail.com made it, tell him you got his info from calguns, from Igor
he can index if required for other designs. and make to order at very reasonable prices.
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That's the one you have to put on with a strap wrench correct? Any issues installing it?
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The Levang does a good job of directing everything forward but I didn't feel a big change in felt recoil (it's not a compensator) - but nice nonetheless.

Not to thread-cap but if someone wants one, I have one to sell. $25. PM me.
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Ive read that they dont really reduce recoil much but theyre great at reducing noise heard by the shooter.
This. I have two.
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